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China: Party Elders Meet, Debate ‘Culture’, Censorship

China’s Party plenum meets to discuss culture, despite a worsening economic crisis. China’s ruling Communist Party leaders are meeting in Beijing to debate ‘cultural reforms,’ which some interpret as a tightening of control over media and the Internet, ahead of

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China: Calls to Free Blind Activist Met With Violence

Written by Oiwan Lam After serving a 51-month sentence for disturbing public order, blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was released in September 2010, but has been kept under house arrest for more than a year by local police in Linyi,

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Posted in Human Rights

China Muzzles Media to Prevent Mideast-Style Protests

  Source: VOA – By Heda Bayron   Chinese authorities appear to be nervous about the spread of protests that have toppled and threatened Middle Eastern and North African rulers in recent weeks. The government has threatened to revoke visas

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Posted in Human Rights

The Global Threat to Press Freedom

Source: San Francisco Sentinel – By Lee Bollinger Why access to information is the most important human rights issue of our time With Hu Jintao on a state visit to Washington this week, there has been much public comment on

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